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Why 2016 might be the worst year for travel for Filipinos

Dreaming for similar long weekends like Holy Week? Think Again. 2016 might not be so long-weekend friendly after all making it harder to plan those long weekend getaway for the rest of the year.

As Holy Week comes to a close, it’s always refreshing to be able to relax and charge up after a few months of grueling work. So it’s back to work, and wishing for the next holiday to come already. But sad to say, the Holy Week is one of only a few good long weekend we’ll get this 2016.

I, personally, just spent Holy Week here in Manila and loved how there’s actually no traffic in the metro while everyone else went on their long weekend holiday to the provinces or around the world. Holy Week is usually a perfect time to plan that dream trip since it’s a guaranteed long weekend no matter what year it is.

Of course, other holidays in the Philippines are not quite as fixed on a certain day of the week. Holidays oakley sunglasses for men usually depend on the day it falls in the calendar year, and as an avid traveler, I’d always check out potential long weekends so I can plan out a trip or adventure in advance. Some people even plan their Christmas trip as early as January booking and reserving tickets for their trip in December. However, upon checking the holiday calendar this year, I realized that many of the the long awaited holidays such as Labor Day, Independence Day, Ninoy Aquino Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day happen to all fall on a weekend, which is a bummer for most. Also, other notable holidays fall somewhere in the middle of the week, making it harder to plan out a weekend adventure.

 

Check out the rest of the holidays this 2016 and you’ll realize that 2016 isn’t quite the year to plan those long weekend adventures or those week long trips to your dream destination:

Apr 9 Saturday The Day of Valor <span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; cheap jerseys china font-size: 12pt;”>Regular Holiday  
May 1 Sunday Labor Day Regular Holiday  
Jun 12 Sunday Independence Day Regular Holiday  
<span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: Oakleys sunglasses Outlet 12pt;”>Aug 21 Sunday Ninoy Aquino Day Special Non-working Holiday  
Aug 29 Monday National Heroes Day holiday Regular Holiday  
Oct 31 Monday Special non-working Day National holiday  
Nov 1 Tuesday All Saints’ Day Special Non-working Holiday  
Nov 2 Wednesday All Souls’ Day Observance <span nfl jerseys shop style=”font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”> 
<span style="font-family: ray ban sale helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”><span style="color: Nebelmaschine #ff0000;”>Nov 30 Wednesday Bonifacio Day Regular Holiday  
Dec 24 Saturday Christmas Eve Special Non-working Holiday  
Dec 25 Sunday Christmas Day Regular Holiday  
Dec 30 Friday Rizal Day Regular Holiday  
Dec 31 Saturday New Year’s Eve Special Non-working Holiday  
Jan 1 Sunday New Year’s Day Regular Holiday  

source: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/philippines/

 

Just to give a perspective, in 2015 Christmas Eve fell on a Thursday and Christmas Day was on a Friday, Rizal Day (December 30) was a Wednesday, New Year’s Eve was on a Thursday, and New Year’s Day was on a Friday, making it one of the best years to be able to maximize that Christmas holiday vacation.source: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/philippines/

 

Let’s hope that next year will be a better year and the holidays fall into place, but for now, we’ll have to embrace 2016 as it is.

 

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